Archbishop of York to Visit Edmonton in October 2013

John Sentamu

The Most Rev. and Rt. Hon. Dr. John Sentamu Archbishop of York

An influential church leader and outspoken social justice advocate from the United Kingdom will spend 10 days in the Anglican Diocese of Edmonton this October. The Most Rev. and Rt. Hon. Dr. John Sentamu will speak at a fundraising dinner on October 16 at the Matrix Hotel. Dr. Sentamu has served as the Archbishop of York since 2005 and is the second most senior cleric in the Church of England after the Archbishop of Canterbury. His ministry is focused on connecting the church with the world, while seeking “God’s rule of justice, righteousness, peace, and love.”

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Thousands to Join Wishmaker Walk for Wishes in Calgary on September 29th

Childrens Wish CalgaryThe 2013 edition of Wishmaker Walk for Wishes is coming to Calgary on September 29th. Participants from across the country are expected to raise over $1 Million in pledges in support of The Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada. Wishmaker Walk for Wishes is the largest and single most important fundraising event for The Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada and its success ensures the Foundation’s continued tradition of never refusing an eligible child a wish.  Participants or “Wishmakers” make an important contribution by collecting pledges prior to walk day and walking the route in their area.

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Inaugural Cossmedia Banff 2013 Features Keynote with Dr. Eric McLuhan

CrossMedia BanffThe Banff Centre and Jumpwire Media inaugural CROSSMEDIA BANFF 2013 program opens with a keynote by Dr. Eric McLuhan who co-authored “Laws of Media” with his legendary father.  The 2-day program taking place on Monday, September 23 and Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at the prestigious Banff Centre in the heart of Banff National Park in Alberta, will also feature a special presentation by Andrew McLuhan among 40 top media and digital innovators discussing new technologies and forward-looking business models for engaging audiences of the future across the digital ecosystem.

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Norwood Centre’s Celebrates their 50th Anniversary on September 28, 2013

Norwood Child + Family Resource CentreA lot changes in fifty years. In 1963, the Norwood Readiness Centre was a newly created preparatory program with “an emphasis on language and emotional development.” Since then, they moved from an old, white house into an ever-expanding building covered in murals and greetings in a handful of languages. At times they have offered programs ranging from crafts and sewing to carpentry and creative dance. Today, the Norwood Child and Family Resource Centre caters to a wide range of needs and is filled with people of diverse backgrounds. A world map in their hallway dotted with little blue stickers shows many of their clients have come from around the world before settling in Edmonton. The staff speaks over seventeen different languages between them. The Centre’s many offerings include: a “respite for family” day care program, a preschool readiness program, a school transition program, adorable child-sized toilets, rooms available for community and service agencies to use, and a licensed commercial kitchen, which serves thousands of snacks and meals a year. But one thing has never changed — the Centre’s mission to promote active involvement by children and their families in a strong, vibrant community.

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